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Hon"est*ly (?), adv.

1.

Honorably; becomingly; decently.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

2.

In an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly; to speak honestly.

Shak.

To come honestly by. (a) To get honestly. (b) A circumlocution for to inherit; as, to come honestly by a feature, a mental trait, a peculiarity.

 

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